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Bill Bailey’s nephews

September 21, 2019

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Bill Bailey’s nephews   Bill Bailey’s two nephews Walk the streets Of the inner west Together Millers Road Mason Street Melbourne Road Bill Bailey’s nephews Wear their hair long The recession from their foreheads Sometimes hidden by caps One black One red Blackshaws Road Maddox Road The Avenue Mid-twenties Students? Out of work? Casual jobs? […]

Whistle-blower

September 9, 2019

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Thanks to ABC Radio Melbourne for broadcasting this story on The Friday Revue, as part of its Melbourne Postcard series, on 30 August, 2019.   Listen to it here!   Dear Andrea, How’s your school-crossing treating you these days? Kids and cars all okay? The cold weather broke the ice at my new spot. For […]

Handyman blues

January 7, 2018

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Here’s a Stereo Story about being up on a roof in a storm and not knowing what to do. Many thanks to friend and fellow writer/letter-writer Paul Bateman.

Hobsons Bay and Yarrabah – sisters by the sea

January 12, 2017

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In July 2016,  members of Get Up Out West visited Yarrabah to meet, interview, film and photograph a handful of  residents, with a view to increasing awareness in Hobsons Bay about Yarrabah, and the friendship alliance between the two municipalities. The trip was funded by Hobsons Bay City Council, following a funding application from Get […]

Tree Change

November 26, 2016

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This story was first published in The Big Issue #523 (21 Oct – 3 Nov 2016) I’ve stopped collecting freshly-cut logs and tree stumps from nature strips. I’ve stopped pulling over a little excitedly, opening up the back of the car, hauling the wood into the boot and driving off, a little triumphantly. My back’s […]

Tree Change (preview)

October 21, 2016

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My latest Big Issue story is an 800-worder called Tree Change. And, no, it’s not about moving to a rural idyll.